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SHABBAM seeks to unite students of diverse backgrounds over Shabbat dinner

By Kira Cohen Features editor @Mitzpeh   The annual phenomenon known as “SHABBAM” is the latest buzz among Jews on campus this week. Formally known as Shabbat Across Maryland, students are gearing up for what promises to be a ...

Hillel Kiddushes offer a place for community engagement despite money struggles

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   After every Saturday morning Shabbat service, members of the Hillel community come together to enjoy a small meal, referred to as a kiddush. Kiddushes are traditionally held after most ...

Avirah’s Krispy Kreme fundraiser brings them one step closer to Boston

By Annie Archer For Mitzpeh @anniearcher98   This university’s Israeli dance troupe, Avirah, held a Krispy Kreme fundraiser from Oct. 8 to Oct. 19 to support their participation in the Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston. Avi...

Challah for Hunger has a recipe for success

By Kira Cohen Features editor @Mitzpeh   If you’ve ever been to a Shabbat meal on campus, you may have noticed the presence of two doughy delights at the table. These challahs, prepared by Challah for Hunger, have become hallmarks of ...

Jewish students flock to specific university courses

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   BSCI170: Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology and ENES140: Discovering New Ventures: Foundations in Entrepreneurship are two courses that are offered at this university. It is a ...

Alliance club Hamsa creates safe havens for students on campus

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   Hamsa UMD, an on-campus Jewish LGBTQ+ and allies club, is becoming a larger inclusive organization for all Jewish LGBTQ+ students on campus at this university. The club started in the early ...

AFB apartments, the place to be for Jewish students

By Chinonso Maduforo For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   The American Flag Building apartments on Knox Road, or AFB, have been a staple housing option for Jewish students for years. All 15 apartments in AFB are currently occupied by Jewish ...

Get to know the Jewish a cappella groups on campus!

By Nicole Noechel For Mitzpeh @noechel_nicole   Though there is a wide variety of a cappella groups on campus, only three cater solely to the Jewish community: Rak Shalom, Kol Sasson and Mezumenet. Rak Shalom, founded in 2005, ...

For Jewish students who struggle to balance religious observances with school, September is a month of constant catch-up

By Chinonso Maduforo For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   For the many Orthodox Jews at this university, September is not just holiday time: It’s also an intense game of catch-up. “It’s a ripple effect. You fall behind one day and then ...

Jew You Should Know: Aaron Kraiman

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV For Mitzpeh @jessenassh   “The Maryland man takes after his purple-haired grandmother,” said Aaron Kraiman. The senior kinesiology major is known around campus for three things: “Maryland, ...